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In September 1964.

In September 1964, “Smash Records” label released “Out of Sight”, the ninth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Bobby Byrd – organ, backing vocals
  • Ernie Hayes – piano, organ
  • Les Buie – guitar
  • Billy Butler – guitar
  • Wallace Richardson – guitar
  • Lucas Fats Gonder – organ
  • Bernard Odum – bass
  • Sam Thomas – bass
  • Al Lucas – bass
  • David “Panama” Francis – drums
  • Melvin Parker – drums
  • Nat Kendrick – drums
  • Nat Jones – alto saxophone
  • George Dorsey – alto saxophone
  • Haywood Henry – baritone saxophone
  • Maceo Parker – baritone saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone
  • Sam “The Man” Taylor – tenor saxophone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Al Brisco Clark – tenor saxophone
  • Eldde Williams – tenor saxophone
  • St. Clair Pinckney – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Dupars – trumpet
  • McKinley Johnson – trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Teddy Washington – trumpet
  • Richard Harris – trombone
  • Wilmer Milton – trombone
  • New York Studio Orchestra
  • New York Studio Chorus
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor, arranger
  • Eugen “Baby Lloyd” Stallworth, Bobby Bennett – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Out of Sight – Ted Wright
  2. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  3. Good Rockin’ Tonight – Roy Brown
  4. Till Then – Eddie Seiler, Guy Wood, Sol Marcus
  5. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  6. I Wanna be Around – Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
  7. I Got You – Ted Wright
  8. Maybe the Last Time – Ted Wright
  9. Mona Lisa – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  10. I Love You, Porgy – George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  11. Only You – Ande Rand, Buck Ram
  12. Somethin’ Else – Ted Wright

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Atlantic” label released “A Soul Experiment”, the 17th Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded December 1968 – January 1969, at “A&R Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Gil Fuller and Joel Dorn.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – organ
  • Billy Butler– guitar
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Bernard Purdie- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Clap Your Hands – Don Pickett
  2. Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb
  3. South Street Stroll – Kenny Barron
  4. Lonely Soul
  5. No Time to Lose – Carlos Garnett
  6. Hang ‘Em Up – Carlos Garnett
  7. Good Humor Man – Don Pickett
  8. Midnite Soul
  9. Soul Turn Around – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  10. A Soul Experiment

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “King” label released “James Brown Sings Raw Soul”, the nineteenth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Nat Jones – alto saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Sammy Lowe – arranger, conductor
  • Bobby Bird, Vicki Anderson, Margie Clark, Maretha Stewart– background vocals
  • The Jewels – background vocals
  • Billy Butler, Alfonzo Kellu, Alphonso “Country” Kellum, Lonnie Mack, Jimmy Nolen, Wallace Richardson – guitar
  • Al Lucas, Michael Moore, Bernard Odum, James Tyrell, David Williams – bass
  • Ernie Hayes – organ, piano
  • Dud Bascomb, Martha Harvin, Joe Dupars, Johnny Grimes, Waymon Reed, Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • George Dorsey – alto saxophone
  • Pee Wee Ellis, Sam “The Man” Taylor, Eldee Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Carr, Haywood Henry, Clair Pinckney – baritone saxophone
  • Dicky Harris, Levi Rasbury – trombone
  • Gene Redd – vibraphone
  • Ron Selico – bongos
  • John Starks, Clyde Stubblefield – drums
  • Mitchell Kanner – design
  • Harry Weinger – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Bring It Up – James Brown
  2. Don’t Be a Dropout – James Brown, Nat Jones
  3. Till Then – Eddie Seiler, Guy Wood, Sol Marcus
  4. Tell Me That You Love Me – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  5. Yours and Mine – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  6. Money Won’t Change You, Pt. 1 – James Brown, Nat Jones
  7. Money Won’t Change You, Pt. 2 – James Brown, Nat Jones
  8. Only You – Ande Rand, Buck Ram
  9. Let Yourself Go – James Brown
  10. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  11. Nobody Knows – James Brown, James Crawford
  12. Stone Fox – James Brown, Bud Hobgood

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Columbia” label released “So Fine”, the fifth Loggins and Messina studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at Jim Messina’s ranch in Ojai, California, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins- vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, 2nd engineer
  • Jim Messina- vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Merel Bregante – drums
  • Jon Clarke – flute, saxophone
  • Vince Denham – saxophone
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Larry Sims – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Roberts – saxophone, flute
  • Mike Rubini- piano
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Engineer: Alex Kazanegras
  • Corey Bailey – recording
  • Recording technician: Lew Schatzer
  • Photography: Jim McCrary, Reid Miles
  • Design: Ron Coro, Nancy Donald

Track listing:

  1. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  2. My Baby Left Me – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  3. Wake Up Little Susie – Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
  4. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  5. Hello Mary Lou – Gene Pitney
  6. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  7. Splish Splash – Bobby Darin, Murray the K
  8. A Lover’s Question – Brook Benton, Jimmy Williams
  9. You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  10. I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner
  11. So Fine – Johnny Otis
  12. Honky Tonk – Part II – Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, Shep Shepherd

On April 15, 1969.

Green Is Blues

On April 15, 1969, “Hi-Records” released “Green Is Blues”, album by Al Green. It was recorded in 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Track listing:

  1. One Woman – Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes
  2. Talk to Me – Joe SenecaJoe Seneca, Smokey Robinson, Ronald White,
  3. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  4. The Letter – Wayne Carson Thompson
  5. I Stand Accused – Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Billy Butler
  6. Gotta Find a New World – Richard Smith, Doc Oliver
  7. What Am I Gonna Do With Myself?” – Willie Mitchell, Marshall “Rock” Jones
  8. Tomorrow’s Dream – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  9. Get Back Baby – Al Green
  10. Get Back – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  11. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward